News April 13, 2017
Tamron Co., Ltd.

Tamron announces the launch of the SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di USD G2 (Model A022) for Sony

Tamron announces the launch of
SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di USD G2 (Model A022)
for Sony mount

New generation “G2” lens boasts faster AF speed

April 13, 2017, Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the launch of the SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di USD G2 (Model A022) for Sony mount.

lens: Model A022

(Model A022)

PRODUCT NAME SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di USD G2 (Model A022) for Sony mount*
DATE OF LAUNCH April 27, 2017 (in Japan)**
The lenses are already available for Canon and Nikon cameras.

*The Sony mount model does not include VC (Vibration Compensation), since the bodies of Sony DSLR cameras include built-in image stabilization functionality. The name of the Sony mount model is “SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di USD G2 (Model A022)” without the VC designation.
**Please be advised of certain variances in the actual launching dates by region.

Product Information

  1. 1. Optical design refreshed to achieve even higher performance

    Three LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements completely eliminate axial and transverse chromatic aberrations. The design also features upgraded optical construction (21 elements in 13 groups) and leverages improvements in manufacturing technology. As a result, the lens delivers high resolution, improved sharpness and overall better performance.

  2. 2. Tamron’s sophisticated eBAND Coating for eliminating ghosting and flare

    eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating is a nano-structured layer deployed on the lens element surface. In addition to regular anti-reflection coatings, eBAND Coating offers higher light transmission and significant improvement in anti-reflection characteristics, especially against angulated incident rays. Combined with of BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) coatings, flare and ghosting are reduced to imperceptible levels.

  3. 3. MOD reduced to provide optimum tele-macro photography

    Tamron’s advanced manufacturing technology has made it possible to reduce the MOD (Minimum Object Distance) to 2.2m (86.6 in), compared to 2.7m for Model A011, and has allowed for the wonders of tele-macro photography.

  4. 4. AF speed is faster and much more responsive with moving subjects

    The Model A022 is equipped with a USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) ring-type motor that delivers excellent responsiveness and control. AF speed is significantly improved from current model, and it enables accurate high-speed focus even when capturing moving subjects.
    When shooting with AF, the Full-time Manual Focus override allows you to instantly make fine focusing adjustments manually, without having to switch between modes.

  5. 5. New FLEX ZOOM LOCK mechanism enables the locking of the zoom ring at any position

    FLEX ZOOM LOCK mechanism quickly locks or unlocks the zoom at any position simply by sliding the zoom ring. Photographers can shoot from any angle without the zoom extending unintentionally. Additionally, the conventional Zoom Lock switch prevents unwanted barrel extension during transportation.

  6. 6. Fluorine Coating and the Moisture-Resistant Construction for a more user-friendly lens

    The front surface of the lens element is coated with a protective fluorine compound that is water- and oil-repellant. The lens surface is easier to wipe clean and is less vulnerable to the damaging effects of dirt, dust, moisture and fingerprints. For greater protection when shooting outdoors, leak-proof seals throughout the lens barrel help protect your equipment.

  7. 7. The lightweight and easy-to-hold tripod mount that is compatible with an Arca-Swiss style quick release plate

    A new textured grip and Arca-Swiss style tripod interface enhances both speed and utility. And because the tripod mount is made of lightweight magnesium, it is much easier to carry.

  8. 8. Compatible with TAMRON TAP-in ConsoleTM, an optional accessory product

    The optional TAP-in Console provides a USB connection to your personal computer, enabling you to easily update your lens’s firmware as well as customize features including fine adjustments to the AF.

  9. 9. Based on the rigorous quality standards worthy of the SP series, this new lens is manufactured with thorough attention to details

    For the SP series products in particular, Tamron has established rigorous design and quality standards. These standards apply to the optical design, mechanical design and the cosmetic appearance, as well as to such wide-ranging areas as the product’s robustness and improvements in various individual functions. Tamron thoroughly reviews of all of the design and manufacturing processes in order to offer products to customers with ever-higher precision and quality levels.
    For the SP 150-600mm G2 (Model A022), the optical design was refreshed, mechanical parts were improved and a new exterior design was adopted. To maximize the optical performance intrinsic to this product, Tamron improved the accuracy of component parts and increasing the precision of the overall zooming mechanism.


Model A022
Focal Length 150-600mm
Maximum Aperture F/5-6.3
Angle of View (diagonal) 16°25' - 4°8' (for full-frame format)
10°38' - 2°40' (for APS-C format)
Optical Construction 21 elements in 13 groups
Minimum Object Distance 2.2m (86.6 in)
Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:3.9
Filter Size Φ95mm
Maximum Diameter Φ108.4mm
Length* for Sony 259.7mm (10.2 in)
Weight** for Sony 1,955g (69 oz)
Aperture Blades 9 (circular diaphragm)
Minimum Aperture F/32-40
Standard Accessories Lens hood, Lens caps, Lens pouch

* Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.
**Weight includes the weight of detachable tripod mount.

The Sony mount version does not include VC since Sony digital SLR bodies incorporate built-in image stabilization functionality.

Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice.

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